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Resources for learning

If you’re interested in learning more about RAships or gaining some of the skills that might be helpful as an RA (and in research more generally!), here’s a list of some resources to explore.

Other RA guides


  • Causal Inference: The Mix Tape (Scott Cunningham): covers the essential causal inference strategies, including help with coding them up in Stata. Also has a companion Spotify playlist!
  • Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide (Glennester), and corresponding website
  • David McKenzie’s monster list on how to run studies in the developing world from the World Bank Blogs


General research computing skills


  • Germán Rodríguez’s Stata tutorial
  • A Gentle Introduction to Stata, by Alan Acock
  • Alexander Lembcke’s introduction to Stata, parts A and B
  • Jack Blundell’s online Applied Econometrics in Stata course


Coding and data management principles

Research communication

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